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Darrell K. Crawford, 70

The Chatfield News of Chatfield, Minnesota

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Darrell K. Crawford, 70, of Byron, died unexpectedly on Monday, Aug. 3, 2015.

Darrell Keeler Crawford was born on Dec. 5, 1944, to Llewylln and Phyllis (Franck) Crawford. He graduated from John Marshall High School in 1962 and attended vocational-technical school to become a machinist. On Nov. 4, 1967, he married Susan Nelson at Christ Lutheran Church in Byron.

Darrell worked for the Mayo Clinic Hospital — Saint Marys Campus as an electrician for more than 40 years. He also volunteered for the local fire department in Byron for more than 30 years. Darrell enjoyed golfing, bowling, traveling and in his earlier years hunting and fishing. He also enjoyed watching his grandchildren's sporting events.

Darrell is survived by his wife, Susan of Byron; children, Matthew Crawford of Chatfield, Becky (Colin) Oorlog of Morristown and Michael (Charlsey) Crawford of Weston, Fla.; grandchildren, Adrianna, Mitchell and Alexandria Crawford, Sadie, Spencer and Casey Oorlog, Avery and Hayden Crawford.

Darrell was preceded in death by his grandson, Hunted Crawford; parents; and sister, Laurene Patterson.

A memorial service was held Friday, Aug. 7, 2015, at Christ Lutheran Church in Byron, with Pastor Steve Rheingans officiating.

Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes, Rochester, assisted the family with arrangements.

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Original Publication Date: August 12, 2015

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